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Royals edge Orioles to move to brink of World Series

Oct 15, 2014

Royals edge Orioles to move to brink of World Series

Norichika Aoki helped set up the decisive run for the Kansas City Royals in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The win before a noisy crowd of 40,183 at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium put ...

Giants top Cardinals in 10th

Oct 15, 2014

Giants top Cardinals in 10th

A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon. These playoff-tested Giants keep finding wacky ways to win in another special October. An errant throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom ...

Oct 15, 2014

Bonds recovering from hip surgery

As Barry Bonds hobbled to his car with the help of crutches post hip surgery, and well before the start of Game 3 of the NL Championship Series, the home run king insisted he can hardly remember the World Series of 12 years ago. ...

Oct 14, 2014

Royals, Orioles on hold after Game 3 rained out

Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Royals and Baltimore Orioles was postponed Monday because of steady rain that saturated Kauffman Stadium. The game was rescheduled for Tuesday evening. Along with steady rain, wind gusts were buffeting the ballpark. The forecast ...

Oct 14, 2014

Ogata to become Carp's next skipper

Bench coach Koichi Ogata will take over as Hiroshima Carp manager after accepting an offer to replace Kenjiro Nomura, the Central League club said Tuesday. Nomura announced last week he would step down after the post season. Nomura guided Hiroshima to third place in ...

Oct 14, 2014

Eagles select Okubo as Hoshino's replacement

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles said Tuesday they will appoint Hiromoto Okubo as new manger of the Pacific League club. The 47-year-old Okubo will move up from his role as farm team manager. He will succeed Senichi Hoshino, who last month announced that he ...

Oct 14, 2014

Molina hopes to see Game 2 action

Yadier Molina still hopes to contribute in some capacity during the NL Championship Series, if his sore side allows it. And the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t ready to rule him out, either. For now, they’re keeping their catcher and leader on the active roster ...

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Oct 13, 2014

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Hiroshima Carp owner Hajime Matsuda indicated Monday the team is unlikely to accept tender bids for Kenta Maeda under the posting system this offseason following the right-hander’s disappointing season in 2014. “We have the right. We would like to let him go, but based ...

Wong lifts Cards over Giants to tie NLCS

Oct 13, 2014

Wong lifts Cards over Giants to tie NLCS

Kolten Wong ended Game 2 of the NL Championship Series with a big swing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, they can only hope the season isn’t over for Yadier Molina. Wong hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning ...